In the manufacturing industry, creating and delivering a new product necessitates considerable strategizing when it comes to shape, size, weight, materials, manufacturing processes, and aesthetics. As the global manufacturing supply chain gets increasingly competitive, planning out every small component of the overall product design is crucial for those that want to stay lean and competitive.
Industrial coatings are used to provide protection or improve specific properties on a substrate. For example, coatings may be used to enhance conductivity, durability, or flame resistance among other attributes.
After investing significant capital into facilities and/or equipment, most business owners commit themselves to preserving their investments. Applying the right protective coating can have a considerable effect on the longevity of the facilities and equipment. However, choosing the right coating requires a critical analysis of the challenges and hazards presented by the substrate’s end use environment and ensuring the coating’s formulation is designed to address these problem areas.
Coatings protect metal components and objects from damage like corrosion. Metal parts can be vulnerable to a variety of corrosion types, such as:
Industrial coatings appear all around us. They protect a diverse array of products from corrosion and decay, with applications ranging from:
A Magnitude 7.0 earthquake shook Anchorage, Alaska on Friday November 30th. Thankfully, no lives were lost in the quake. Some roadways, however, did not survive the earthquake. Fortunately, a group of Anchorage's most trusted contractors, including road striping contractor and long-time Aexcel traffic paint customer Pacific Asphalt, had the road up and running again in just 72 hours! The crews moved over 15,000 yards of soil, repaved the road, and striped it with Aexcel LowVOK traffic paint. Aexcel is proud to partner with companies like Pacific Asphalt who step up when their communities are in need!
Any experienced painter will tell you never to paint a dirty surface. The same is true for OEM paint lines. All well-run paint lines begin with sufficient surface preparation. Improper pretreatment will set any line up for failure regardless of applicator experienced or the quality of the coating. Over the 50 years we've been formulating and manufacturing paint, we've come across more than a handful of paint issues that were ultimately traced back to surface preparation.
There’s nothing more frustrating to supply chain managers and purchasing agents than not knowing how much something costs. With that in mind, here are some factors that contribute to the cost of an industrial coating and the effects they ultimately have on price.
This Spring, Aexcel an award from the Lake County Safety Council recognizing our commitment to safety in the workplace. The Bureau of Worker's Compensation's 100 Percent Achievement Award recognizes companies who go an entire year without a lost time injury.